September 6, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #159
Owl’s Well That Ends Well
After years of being known as the owl from the Tootsie Pop commercials, Charles was ready to fly the coop. Where ever he went, people would mock him for his lack of self-control when it came to the delicious treat. One day, after a flock of school children cornered him and mocked Chuck until he cried, he decided it was time to go where no one had known of his past indiscretions. Charles had long since gotten rid of the cap he wore in those commercials and hasn’t touched a Tootsie Pop in decades. To him, there wasn’t nothing left of that bird from the commercials but the shameful memories.
When Charles leaves the only town he’s ever known, he quickly realizes there is so much the world has to offer beyond the borders of Tootie Pop Village. Along the way he befriends a rabbit named Roger and the two travel the world untraveled and see the sights unseen. When they run out of money, the two come across a county fair where they are having a contest to see just how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the first person who reaches the center without biting wins $100,000. Charles knows it is now or never, if he truly wants to leave his past behind he needed to win this contest.
Will Chuck be able to overcome the source of all his woe and self-deprecation? Will Roger be impressed that Charles hasn’t once tried to eat him? Owl’s Well That Ends Well is a tale of self-discovery and overcoming adversary told through the eyes of pop culture’s most popular owl.